Fubo Hill is also known as “Wave Subduing Hill” due to its position right on the river, interrupting the current. Like many peaks in the area it’s more a vertical rock eruption than a hill, with its peak allowing magnificent views of the city and surrounding countryside. The sheer slopes are complemented by pavilions, including a tea house.
At Fubo’s foot is the natural “Pearl-Retreating Cave” whose walls have been embellished over the centuries with Buddhist carvings and outstanding examples of Chinese calligraphy.
Inside the cave a rock pillar descends from the “roof” and hovers above the ground leaving two fingers’ worth of space. It's the subject of competing myths; decide for yourself if it resembles a sword thrust at the ground, or was in fact split by a sword-wielding general.
Fubo Hill is in the north of Guilin near Solitary Beauty Park, and can be reached by the free tourist bus 58.